National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy -- and those people active in the philanthropic community. National Philanthropy Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. First held in 1986, NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.

Please note: All honorees will be recognized at our awards program. We will also be offering an honorable mention for each category this year. This adjustment to Polk's traditional program reflects AFP's commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the philanthropic sector.

Nomination Information

Each year we encourage the Polk County community to nominate one (1) Individual of the Year, one (1) Corporation of the Year,  and/or one (1) Youth in Philanthropy.  These honorees support organizations through volunteerism and/or philanthropic support. Each nominee will be highlighted at the event along with the nominating organization. Honorable mentions will be shared within each category. 

Nominations are due Friday, August 2. 

Before nominating, please ensure that: 

  1. You have invited your nominee(s) to the November 15 breakfast event.
  2. You have at least five (5) high-quality photos of your nominee(s) supporting your organization. 

For questions about NPD nominations, please contact

Click here to complete your nomination.

National Philanthropy Day Event Details

Friday, Nov. 15, 2024 | 7:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland
175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. Lakeland, FL 33801

We are so very thankful for those who continue to support AFP Polk County and our NPD program.